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Garbled font on tty1 (but not tty2-6) after booting

Running the latest OpenSUSE Tumbleweed, near the end of boot tty1's font gets completely scrambled (see the picture below). It's fine until shortly after mounting /, and the other ttys work just fine. ...
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Mount root filesystem from initramfs

It's a common scenario. For whatever reason, the initramfs (OpenSUSE, in case it matters) has failed to find the root filesystem, so it drops you into a rescue shell. I know perfectly well what device ...
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opensuse leap shutdown does not shut down correctly?

I have a new laptop (lenovo thinkpad t460p) With both Windows 10 and opensuse leap installed. If I shutdown my computer under opensuse leap (using shutdown button or even /sbin/shutdown 0); it appears ...
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where is ifconfig on suse studio [duplicate]

Does anyone know where ifconfig is for SLES made in SUSE studio? It does not exist in any of the main repositorys, or in the included repos for ZYPPER. As well it cannot be found in /sbin/zypper ...
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Opensuse Leap 42.1: Nvidia Gforce 830M don`t work

I have a Dell Vostro V14T-5480-B50 with a Nvidia Gforce 830M and Intel Graphics Generic. I cant install my dedicated GPU, when i install the driver and use the command $ sudo nvidia-xconfig and ...
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I/O Error when tying to format usb pen drive

A friend of mine gave me a USB Pen Drive that did not work. At the momen I was on windows and try to format it. At the middle of the process it gave me a strange error. I thought maybe on linux (...
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SSL related “undefined reference” on libssh2 and libcurl libs when compiling C on OpenSUSE

I been trying to compile a C software but I'm getting 'undefined reference' over SSL libraries I think. The libraries it mentions are there, actually I compiled them all again: zlib + openssl + ...
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Mixing repositories for different OpenSUSE versions

At the OpenSUSE upgrade page what it takes to upgrade is just to change the repositories to point to the software of the 'destination' system and kind-of 'notices it' and the system then becomes, say, ...
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What is Open Build Studio and how does it work? [closed]

I'm just curious to know what is Open Build Studio. The website says it's got 43,959 projects, with 363,784 packages, in 67,556 repositories. Judging by those numbers, does it mean that OpenSUSE has ...
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Can I migrate an existing openSUSE system to use disk encryption?

Currently, my laptop is running openSUSE Tumbleweed, but it doesn't have any disk encryption configured. Is it possible to switch to full disk encryption or at least home directory encryption after ...
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Why does my tumbleweed opensuse fstab contain so many btrfs subvol entries?

What is the purpose/reasoning/technical-reason why my opensuse tumbleweed system has so many folders of my filesystem "wrapped" (not sure if that's the right word) as sub volumes on btrfs? Does it ...
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Linux: Changing Permissions – No space left on device

I have an external drive. When I just plug the drive into the PC, with a default /etc/fstab file, the OS just detects it and it's there in the Dolphin browser. I can select it, I can navigate to it on ...
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Auto-mounting encrypted home folder from previous installation

I have been using Linux Mint till a few days ago, when I installed OpenSUSE LEAP 42.1 instead. In order to keep my existing (and pretty large) user home folder (/home/user), I ordered the SUSE ...
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Important files to be backup [closed]

I need to know what is the most important files to be backup in Linux server.
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Is there a tape drive connected?

I need to know if there is a SCSI tape drive connected to my OpenSUSE Linux server. I tried checking the status of /dev/st0 but got an error message: mt: /dev/st0: Input/output error. /proc/scsi/...
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Modifying Audio System Settings via console in OpenSUSE 13.1

My PC has an internal speaker and every time when I reboot linux, the output of the (integrated) sound card changes to this internal speaker. But I want to use my external speakers (via the green jack ...
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Static IP configuration on openSUSE

Long-time Windows user here -- this is a beginners question, network-configuration (especially on Linux distributions) is not my area. I believe I've done my research, however. Although I might've got ...
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Gnome (gdm) fails to start after command-line install

Installed gdm via the default openSUSE installer (zypper). The install completed successfully but gdm won't start from the command-line. I also have a KDE install which stalls on the loading bar, but ...
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Delete Linux installation from Windows [closed]

I currently have an openSUSE Tumbleweed partition which abjectly refuses to boot the GUI or web-browser. At the moment it just boots to a blank screen with a cursor I can move around and nothing else, ...
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System management locked out by zypper process; refuses to kill

I am attempting to run zypper install nmap on openSUSE Tumbleweed (KDE), but when I attempt to do so I see the following error: System management is locked by the application with pid 12063 (zypper). ...
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how can I increase my reiserfs volume /dev/sdax

I am using SUSE 11, which is on VM. There are 3 partitions on an extended partition of 850GB named /dev/sda5, /dev/sda6, /dev/sda7. There is no space available on the disk. Now I want to increase the ...
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openSUSE frozen on login screen, refuses to return to GUI [closed]

I just came back to my recently installed (overnight last night, just started using it today) openSUSE installation to find it frozen on the lock screen. After various attempts to get it to unfreeze I ...
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Error while logging in to a NIS server using the desktop GUI

When trying to login to a user account on an openSUSE based NIS server on a local network I receive the error message Cannot enter home directory. Using /. The following is the console error message ...
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What is the proper way to create a bootable image of my system?

Wouldn't it be nice if I could just get my system set up right after I install it, with all of the themes and programs and SDKs that I want, and then just save that snapshot? Like a backup, except I'd ...
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Displaying disks without partitions in openSUSE Leap 4.21

I am trying to allocate a Linux partition to a disk using an openSUSE VM (in VMPlayer). I have tried running sfdisk -l to find the disk, but when I do so I can only see drives with an existing Linux ...
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openSUSE Leap 42.1 won't boot install as dual boot (works fine in VM)

I have a Leap 42.1 ISO which I have imaged to a USB drive using USBImage on Windows 10. When I tried to boot from USB the first time I got the following message: Trust openSUSE Certificate Do you ...
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Why is EXT4 on LUKS on MD-RAID6 not detected by openSUSE's YaST

For maximum control over the storage configuration I've got two MD-RAID6 devices pre-configured as follows from openSUSE's Rescue system before rebooting the computer into openSUSE's installation ...
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Cat won't access file in openSuse Tumbleweed ('Invalid argument' error)

I have just installed the latest version of openSuse Tumbleweed and was going through the file system familiarising myself with it when I found a file in /dev/lightnvm called 'control'. I attempted to ...
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Change Wireless adapter driver in Linux

I am using openSUSE Tumbleweed. I've bought a new PCI-E Wireless card, that supports 5G WiFi (Intel 5100 AGN). It doesn't show up in lspci and even if I take old adapter out it still cannot see my ...
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Installing OpenSuse Leap 42.1 - Installation hangs at “Starting udev”

I am trying to install the new OpenSuse Leap 42.1 on my PC. I already tried 4 different installation mediums: DVD with full installation DVD with Net installation USB with full installation USB with ...
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Installing/building ncal on SLES/openSUSE

I would like to somehow get a version of ncal on my SLES system. It is not installed by default. The cal command is, which unfortunately does not support the -w switch to display week numbers. ...
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No GUI after reboot, no obvious errors (openSuSE 13.2, nvidia drivers)

Short version: Rebooted for the first time in months, following daily updates; proprietary Nvidia drivers; no GUI (KDE); no smoking gun (so far) in logs. Specs: openSuSE 13.2 (64-bit), fully up to ...
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How to load an openSUSE live USB?

I've followed the instructions here: Create a Live USB stick using Windows I've managed to get the openSUSE loading screen up. One of the options is to install openSUSE the other is to boot from HDD,...
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How to change a search engine in Firefox 33.0 in openSUSE 13.2?

I want to change the search engine in my Firefox to DuckDuckGo. I cannot find such option in the Preferences. From what I remember I've seen such an option in other Linux distributions inside ...
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How can root lock KDE sessions of all the other users

Every evening cron hibernates my PC for the night. Now, since there is a chance that I won't be the person turning the computer on next morning, I would like to make sure that all the active ...
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Gnome 3 on openSuse 42.1: Seemingly Random Commands Causing High CPU Usage

I am experiencing intense cycles of high CPU usage on my openSuse laptop. I have noticed my browser intermittently freezing up (and my fan speeding up) and I checked htop and this is what it looks ...
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Shell prompt from initrd

I have a problem with a Linux system that won't boot. The bootloader happily loads the kernel and initrd, but then the initrd script whines and complains and moans that it can't find the root device. ...
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Can I easily switch from openSUSE Tumbleweed to Leap without reinstalling everything?

I used to like the idea of a rolling release distribution, but now I have moved to a location where the ISP has datacaps and I don't want to be constantly installing updates. I want to switch to Leap ...
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Linux freezes randomly

I have an Acer Aspire ES1-311 Intel Pentium N3540 Quad Core 8GB 500GB 13.3 Laptop ever since I installed fedora 23 it keeps freezing randomly even sometimes during installation...........but I noticed ...
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Qt Creator not launching in OpenSUSE

After a few years using Ubuntu, I decided to go back to OpenSUSE. I installed Qt Creator using the online installer from Qt, along with all the framework versions I wanted. Qt Creator refuses to ...
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“make” stops during installation of tty0tty (null-modem emulator)

I try to install tty0tty a null-modem emulatom like in the linked installation guide, but I have a problem at "3. Build the kernel module from provided source": user@linux-bmne:/run/media/.../...
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GRUB calls Windows 10 - Windows Recovery Environment instead of Windows 10?

Hi I just installed OpenSuse on my computer and I now dual booting with windows 10 and in the grub menu its coming up as Windows Recovery Environment instead of Windows 10. Can someone show me how to ...
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Recover files inside a folder which was replaced by an empty one. (openSUSE, Ext4)

Is there a way to restore a folder or better the containing files and folders of the folder which was replaced by a empty one with the same name? FileSystem: Ext4 OS: openSUSE 42.1 If it is ...
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System reboot randomly in all Unix-like OS

I'm new in Unix-like OS, I have tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Debian 8.3.0, Linux Mint, OpenSUSE Leap 42.1 in my Thinkpad W530 laptop, and the installation was successful. But the problem is ...
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Select all items in the Online Update of CLI Yast

Is there an efficient way of selecting all items to be installed (mark +) in the Online Update window of command line Yast? Currently if there are a lot of (non-essential) updates available one has to ...
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VPN Client in OpenSUSE

So I've been pulling my hair this weekend. I've been trying to connect to a VPN server. I could do it successfully at my office using Windows, but I can't do it in my house using OpenSUSE. Here's the ...
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Gnome freezes when waking up after a long blank screen

I am using OpenSUSE 42.1 with Gnome 3.16. My computer has an Nvidia display card (without the proprietary driver) and is connected to two external monitors (both on the same card). I usually use Win+L ...
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How to disable KWallet in KDE 5.4 when KWallet Manager is always unresponsive?

I'm using Opensuse Leap, and had initially entered a password when prompted by KWallet for the first time. However, I don't want to keep entering a password everytime I want to connect to Wifi. If I ...
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Can't mount anywhere but to /mnt

My system has developed a strange defect after a distribution upgrade (OpenSuSE 12.3 -> 13.2). I have various USB devices that I want to mount to different top-level directories: the backup drive to /...
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Configure power button - OpenSUSE LEAP 42.1

I use the method described in this question to configure systemd to power off the laptop when the power button is pressed. (I.e., edit /etc/systemd/logind.conf.) This worked perfectly with OpenSUSE 13....